ASHBURN, Va. (Nov. 10, 2005) -- Redskins running back Clinton Portis and safety Sean Taylor were fined by the NFL for uniform violations in their Nov. 6 game against Philadelphia.
Portis was fined $20,000 for wearing black shoes, which did not match the rest of the team, and also for wearing striped socks and an unapproved eye shield. Taylor was hit for $5,000 for the striped socks.
The burgundy and gold striping made the socks look like barber shop polls. Taylor had them on both legs, Portis on one.
Last year, both were fined twice for socks violations, the first time $5,000 apiece and the second time $10,000.